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Watching the Zamboni => Spectator Skating Discussions => Topic started by: Loops on March 25, 2014, 06:52:07 AM

Title: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: Loops on March 25, 2014, 06:52:07 AM
Someone posted this video on FB- Worlds from 1913.  I don't know how many videos exist that date from this era, but I find these terrific to watch and wanted to share:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggU8TcivI1I&feature=share

Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: jbruced on March 25, 2014, 09:40:40 AM
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it. Not sure if it was the film technology or the actual speed of the skaters but it made think I might do a little better learning the MITF stuff if I up my speed quite a bit.
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: 4711 on March 25, 2014, 12:39:20 PM
unlike most footage of that era, the speed seemed genuine to me.

That was fun to watch
(did anybody else caption the 'stills' in their mind? Like 'hey honey, you got something on your skates. 'where? Are you sure, I don't seen anything')
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: FigureSpins on March 25, 2014, 02:02:15 PM
I liked the guy in the background who couldn't stand still.  Vintage "photobomber!"
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: AgnesNitt on March 25, 2014, 06:39:44 PM
Men in tight knickers....mmmmmm.
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: 4711 on March 25, 2014, 07:11:06 PM
Men in tight knickers....mmmmmm.
shapely legs, too....
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: Neverdull44 on April 20, 2014, 07:52:35 PM
Great video.  Thanks for pointing it out.  Loved the double three pattern at the end.  Reminds me of figures in the 1970s.  The pairs was really good too.  Can see the core of skating in that video.
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: icedancer on April 20, 2014, 08:05:27 PM
I loved all of the figures - you can definitely see the "core" of all of the positions for the turns.

Fun at the end with the men all together doing that circle thing we all love!

AWesome.
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: justamoose on March 26, 2015, 09:16:00 PM
This was great! They all look like they're having so much fun! Wish there were more videos like this. I wonder what they would think of us now.
Title: Re: Worlds- 1913 video
Post by: Query on April 05, 2015, 06:42:01 PM
Gee, it looks different now!

Not only different moves and speed, but the clothing (can you imagine a modern figure skating gal dressing like that?), for sure, and the size of the crowd.